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At Prairieaction Foundation, we believe investing in prevention is critical to building a society free from violence and abuse.  In 2012 and 2013, we have been proud to partner with Survivor’s Hope, in Pinawa, MB, providing funding through our Education & Awareness grants program to assist in the delivery of the SADI program in eastern Manitoba.  The SADI Program promotes safety and respect in schools and communities and empowers youth to seek to seek leadership positions in their schools and communities in the prevention of violence.  SADI Program workshops are delivered to grade 6, 8, 10 and 12 students.  The program topics encourage change in the beliefs and attitudes that support a violent culture. Workshop topics and content are age appropriate and support the learning outcomes for the Manitoba Education: Physical Education and Health Curriculum.  Educators whose students have gone through the program have had very positive feedback.  “I would recommend these workshops to all grade 5 and 6 classes,” says Donna Wyryha, a teacher at F.W. Gilbert School in Pinawa, MB.  “We cannot cover these topics enough and get the students to think about their and others’ behaviours in healthy ways."   Pictured in the photograph are Survivor's Hope board and staff, after receiving the cheque for the 2013 Education & Awareness Grant.  From the left, Cindy Litke (Treasurer), board members Joye Platford and Allison Demoline, Executive Director Holly Parcey, Marlene Hall (Secretary) and board chair Connie Holmlund. 


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